This article is from the Postmodern FAQ, by Van Piercy email@example.com with numerous contributions by others.
Note: There is a huge and growing literature on postmodernism. This
bibliography is selective and reflects the author's own interests and
background. It is more devoted to cultural theory and philosophy than
to fiction and the arts generally, though see Ferguson and Gablik for
extended interviews and discussions on the fine arts and performance
arts, and see Venturi and Portoghesi on architecture. For the relations
between postmodernism and science, I suggest that there are worse places
to start than the works of Thomas Kuhn, Paul Feyerabend, Bruno Latour,
Michel Serres, Katherine Hayles, Gregory Bateson and Donna Haraway. For
a good review of Latour see especially an essay by Robert Koch, "The
Case of Latour" in _Configurations_ V. 3 No. 3, Fall 1995.
One of the most extensive bibliographies on postmodernism
available, though only for material published prior to 1989, is in
Connor (cited below). Other useful bibliographies are in Hutcheon
(1989; see especially the "Concluding Note: Some Directed Reading,"
169-70) and Docherty, which offers more recent information (1993).
Some people have asked for a section on performance theory and
I'd be glad to oblige anyone who wants to put one together and have it
attributed to them in this FAQ. If you're waiting for me to do it, it
will be some time. It will require coverage of popular culture studies,
media studies, video art, drama and music--you get the picture.